Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer - Protocols

 

Recently published:

- protocol - invasive melanoma - 3rd edition 2023 - NEW!
- protocol - merkel cell carcinoma - 1st edition 2023 - NEW!

- RCPA Position statement - implementation of structured pathology reporting of cancer
- NPAAC requirement for SPRC - FAQs
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RCPA Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer (SPRC) Protocol update schedule.
- See links BELOW to SELECT up-to-date ICCR datasets FOR boNE & SOFT TISSUE, gI GYNAECOLOGICAL; nEUROLOGICAL, pULMONARY & MEDIASTINUM - ahead of RCPA revision.
 - Updated RCPA SPRC protocols which include minor errata: Colorectal cancer (Dec 2023), Ear and temporal bone tumours (sept 2023).
- See previous RCPA SPRC Protocol versions here.
Bone-joints-Health-icons.png BONE & SOFT TISSUE
Please refer to 2021 1st edition ICCR Soft tissue sarcoma - resection dataset.*
See all 2021 1st edition ICCR Soft tissue & bone datasets.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2023. Click here for previous edition RCPA Soft tissue sarcoma protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Gastro-gastroenterology-health-icons.png Gastrointestinal
Please refer to 2021 2nd edition ICCR Endoscopic resection of the oesophagus dataset.*
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2022. Click here for previous edition RCPA Endoscopic resection of the oesophagus protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Please refer to 2020 2nd edition ICCR Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, perihilar cholangiocarcinoma & hepatocellular carcinoma dataset.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2022. Click here for previous edition RCPA Liver cancer protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Genitourinary-kidneys-health-icons.png Genitourinary
Gynae-female_reproductive_system-health-icons.png Gynaecological
Please refer to 2021 2nd edition ICCR Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma dataset.*
See all ICCR Gynaecological datasets.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2022. Click here for previous edition RCPA Ovary, FT & PPS protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Please refer to 2021 4th edition ICCR Carcinoma of the Cervix dataset.*
See all ICCR Gynaecological datasets.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2022. Click here for previous edition RCPA Cervical cancer protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Please refer to 2021 4th edition ICCR Endometrial Cancer dataset.*
See all ICCR Gynaecological datasets.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2022. Click here for previous edition RCPA Endometrial cancer protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Please refer to 2021 1st edition ICCR Carcinoma of the Vulva dataset.*
See all ICCR Gynaecological datasets.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2022. Click here for previous edition RCPA Vulva cancer protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Head-Neck-Endo-endocrinology-health-icons.pnghead, neck & endocrine
Haem-lymph_nodes-health-icons.pnghaematopoietic & lymphoid tumours
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2023.
Click here for previous edition RCPA Bone marrow protocol.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2023.
Click here for previous edition RCPA Lymphoma protocol.
Neuro-neurology-health-icons.pngneurological
Please refer to 2018 1st edition ICCR Tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) dataset.*
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2022. Click here for previous edition RCPA Central nervous system (CNS) tumours protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Pulmonary-lungs-health-icons.pngpulmonary & mediastinum
Please refer to 2023 4th edition ICCR Lung cancer dataset.*
See all ICCR Thorax datasets.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2023. Click here for previous edition RCPA Lung cancer protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Please refer to 2022 3rd edition ICCR Mesothelioma in the pleura and peritoneum dataset.*
See all ICCR Thorax datasets.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2023. Click here for previous edition RCPA Lung cancer protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Please refer to 2022 3rd edition ICCR Thymic epithelial tumours dataset.*
See all ICCR Thorax datasets.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2023. Click here for previous edition RCPA Thymic epithelial tumours protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Please refer to 2021 2nd edition ICCR Neoplasms of the heart, pericardium and great vessels dataset.*
See all ICCR Thorax datasets.
Scheduled for RCPA update in 2023. Click here for previous edition RCPA Tumours of the heart, pericardium and great vessels protocol.

* ICCR datasets are non-mandatory for Australian National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) purposes.
Skin-nose-with-melanoma.png Skin & Adnexal

structured pathology reporting of cancer resources

Protocols, guides, forms, request information sheets and templates are provided for educational purposes and to support the implementation of Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer (SPRC).

  • Protocols contain the complete set of standards and guidelines; including key documentation, evidentiary support, background, exemplar request information sheet, exemplar histopathology report, definitions and references. Newly updated protocols contain bookmarks to each element note or reporting guide.
  • Proformas (hyperlinked) or Guides are designed to be a reporting guide or an 'aide de memoire' of the standards and guidelines from the protocol. Hyperlinked proformas or guides contain a hyperlink for each standard or guideline number to the element note or evidentiary support available on the RCPA website. Proformas are designed as a reporting guide or checklist, with response values and spaces for notes.
  • Request Information sheets provide an exemplar request form to clinicians, which contains essential information required by the pathologist to be provided with the specimen.
  • Exemplar reports provide an exemplar histopathology report showing an example of how the protocol can be used in practice.
  • Typist/data entry templates are intended to faciliate data entry of dictated structured reports in a simple checklist format.
  • Download all (.zip) is a compressed downloadable folder containing all of the available documents for the protocol.

Note: Version updates to the protocols v1.2, v1.3 etc represent minor formatting updates only and do not substantially change the content of the protocol.


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  • Organ-specific stakeholders consulted, are listed in each protocol.
  • Please click button below to see the list of all generic stakeholders and key cancer organisations invited to provide feedback on all protocols.

Generic stakeholders consulted


RCPA Protocol update schedule

 

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22-Apr-2024
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